I'm regularily charging my HE2 cells with 4A, using self made balance cradle, connected to Turnigy Accucell 6-80. No major heating or other issues so far.
It says it selects the charge rate on the cells mah, an example being 3000mah in 1.5hrs. I do wonder as you can select the rate yourself, people using the 3a setting on cells they should not............just to charge it quick!. 3a imo is fine for some IMR 26650 cells, but for 18650's its quite a high rate. Although manufacturers may state that the max charge rate is 4a, it will surely shorten the life of the cell!!!On my IMR or INR cells, 1.5a is the highest i will use , a balance of still a relatively quick charge and to no real detriment to the cell.It is a bit of a concern that "vapers" can just throw their tired INR etc cell on and bang 3a of rate into it! Also if the charger is going off the actual mah to determine the rate, not quite sure how it can do this before actually charging it and knowing how much mah it actually has. So if i put a 2100mah vtc4 in, will i get a lower rate than say a 3400 pany B cell.......where as it is actually the other way around, the vtc4 is higher rated! I see potentially some ultracrapfire cells getting charged at 3a here............Shame on the display, not quite sure what they were thinking, needs a digital voltage read out !
It says it selects the charge rate on the cells mah, an example being 3000mah in 1.5hrs. I do wonder as you can select the rate yourself, people using the 3a setting on cells they should not...........
I see potentially some ultracrapfire cells getting charged at 3a here............
Why preference is given to XTAR chargers?
Agreed. I'm going to be using the SC2 charger (mainly) to charge up my 10000 mAh Tenergy D NiMhs, which I use in some of my old (but LED-upgraded) Maglites. If I like this charger enough, I'll pick up another one...or two!I love the idea of having a charger that can actually output a respectable current.:twothumbs I have to say I too am anticipating plenty of for the uninformed though.
That's part of the problem, the uninformed won't read up or join places like CPF or BLF. They will see "3a charge, that's better than 1a, my ultrasuperdooperfire cells will be charged up in a jiffy!"
Then and potentially more fodder for the anti- li ion press to come.